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Join us on a hunt, an adventure into the night darkness beyond the bright lights of villages and towns. Suddenly you may see curtains or rays dancing across the night sky!
This is the Northern Lights, an experience that is magical and unforgettable. This celestial phenomenon, which usually is seen only in the far north, has fascinated mankind since time immemorial.
HiNorth’s guide picks you up where you’re staying in Mosjøen and drives out to a spot that is undisturbed by light from the town. We’ll serve you a hot beverage, chocolate and biscuits. On this excursion you will need good winter clothing and warm boots. Also bring your camera. All in all, our excursion takes between three and five hours, depending on far we need to drive and how long we have to wait for the Northern Lights to appear.
To catch this performance requires good planning, and a bit of luck and a clear dark sky. The mysterious Northern Lights occur when charged particles thrown out from the sun’s corona break through Earth’s magnetic field and into our atmosphere. This usually happens where our magnetic field is weakest, near the poles. When the charged particles from the solar winds react with oxygen and nitrogen high up in our atmosphere, you can see green, red and purple light dance across the sky.